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Re: W2K and sshd, ssh - asks for password

On Fri, Jul 26, 2002 at 06:32:59PM -0700, Randall R Schulz wrote:
> You should be aware that certain keywords in the CYGWIN variable, among 
> them "ntsec," are only examined when the Cygwin1.dll initially loads (i.e., 
> every time a Cygwin application starts up and the Cygwin1.dll shared 
> library was not already loaded; that can occur any number of times between 
> reboots or logins).
> In particular this means that no Cygwin code or script can meaningfully set 
> the "ntsec" keyword in the CYGWIN variable--it must be supplied by the 
> Windows environment. The usual way of doing this is to use the System 
> control panel's Environment setting function.

That's not right.  It only holds for some of the CYGWIN settings as
tty vs. notty which would be somewhat problematic.  E. g. a nontsec
application can start a ntsec app and vice versa.  


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